San Clemente Island (3.5 Day Kayak Mothership Trips)

Trip Summary

San Clemente Island is what all southern California kayak anglers want their local fishing grounds to be. It is the super sized equivalent of the coastlines that run from Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border.

Fat chunky monkey Calico bass roam here along with giant California halibut slabs, huge goats (California sheephead) and of course the yellas. You can basically do it all here.

Trip Inquiry Process

The booking process starts with you completing a simple form. You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.

Booking Questions

Trip Package

Trip Price

$1,300 w/$400 deposit

Trip Dates

  • 7/4/21 – 7/8/21


  • Charter fee
  • Live bait
  • Three (3) hot meals per fishing day
  • Three (3) full fishing days
  • Comfortable state rooms (2-3 anglers per)
  • Two (2) full bathrooms w/showers
  • Unlimited water, soda, tea, coffee
  • On-the-water skiff support

Does not include: Dinner on the night of departure, California fishing license, fish processing fees, bottled water + beer (available for purchase), tip (Suggested $150-$175).

Deposit Policy
  • A $100 deposit is due within seven (7) business days of billing
  • The remaining $300 deposit is due on or before 1/29/21. You can make payments against your invoice  at your leisure.

The deposit cut-off is March 31st. Balances are due on of before 4/30/21. After March 31st, full payment will be required to book a spot.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for this trip after the cancellation period expires.

Cancellation Period: If you are booking well in advance, you can cancel up to seven (7) days after you booked and receive a full refund. Once the cancellation period has passed, no refunds will be offered.

  • We plan to run these trips again in 2021
  • If your trip is cancelled due to COVID, we will try to reschedule you before we offer a refund
  • Extra cleaning protocols in place
  • Masks may be required

Trip Questions

How Should I Prepare?

Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We offer a Trip Guide after you make your deposit that helps take the mystery out of the trip. The Trip Guide will tell you what kind of gear to bring, how much, etc.

Sea Sickness

Do you get sea sick? If you do consider getting the patch or taking Bonine or Dramamine.

This is not an endorsed ad. We use a variety of different methods that suite the individual. We are merely making a suggestion.

Fishing License
  • Required

This trip requires a valid fishing license for three (3) days. If you have your California Annual Sportfishing License w/ Ocean Enhancement stamp then you are good to go.

The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has multiple options for residents and non-residents including multi-day licenses.

For complete rules, additional permits and fishing licenses, refer to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife website.

Fish Species
  • Calico bass (POPULAR)
  • Yellowtail (POPULAR)
  • California halibut
  • California sheephead
  • Sand bass
  • Various rockfish (Red vermillion)
Bring Your Own Kayak

This trip requires you to bring your own kayak and kayak fishing gear. We do not rent kayaks on this trip.

No Hobie Pro Anglers or ultra-wide kayaks are allowed on these trips. This is a rule of the Islander and is in place to protect the crew and to minimize the number of kayaks on the deck.

Fish Village Payment Plans

Did you know you can work out a payment plan with us to put this trip within reach? We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to fish our amazing trips. Since we sort of run things around here… we say payment plans are cool.

Payment plans only work when there is ample time in between your booking and the trip date. Fortunately we usually announce our trips with plenty of time to take advantage of this great program.

For questions, please send us a trip inquiry.

Field Trips

Rob joins the Fish Village crew on his first California kayak mothership trip… one of our most popular trips.

San Clemente Island Map

The captain will determine which side to fish based on U.S. military operations, swell, wind and fishing conditions.

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